514TH AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, above in base a winged caduceus Or, fimbriated Gules, wings Argent, a globe of the field, gridlined of the second, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "514 AEROMEDICAL EVAC SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "ALIS AQUILAE" in Yellow letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The caduceus, a winged staff with two snakes winding about it, has been the symbol of the medical profession for nearly one hundred years. The wings represent eagle's wings and the flying medical mission of the unit. Much like the American eagle, the wings signify strength, power and the ability to carry the weight of those in need upon outstretched arms. The globe represents the Squadron's global medical mission during contingency operations, natural disasters, and peace. The globe is positioned within the wings to signify the unit's ability to fly its global mission of hope for rescue or medical attention under any circumstance. In sum, the emblem represents the Squadron's assigned global flying medical mission, the expert medical care it provides and the dedication in which its members carry out their assigned tasks. The Latin motto, "ALIS AQUILAE," translates to "On Eagles Wings" in English.






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